The Left, again, confuses Islamic jihadists with so-called “right-wing terrorists.” These liberal attempts to demonize conservative views resurges whenever violence in America takes center stage in the national media.
A diatribe against conservatives, which recently appeared on The Daily Beast, is representative of these attacks. The writer, Dean Obeidallah, used a deeply-flawed partisan study (to be addressed in a future column) and deeply-flawed reasoning to suggest that non-existent “right-wing terrorism” is a greater threat than Islamic jihadists.
“This is the same Dean Obeidallah who recently wrote this about the jihadists of Boko Haram, the Congregation of the People of the Sunnah for Dawah and Jihad: ‘The Nigerian terrorist group that kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls has nothing to do with Islam, and it’s grotesquely irresponsible of the media to suggest it does.’”
“So an avowedly Islamic group that has repeatedly proclaimed that it is fighting in order to establish an Islamic state is not Islamic, and it’s ‘grotesquely irresponsible’ to suggest otherwise. The leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, must have been ‘grotesquely irresponsible’ when he declared: ‘The reason why I will kill you is you are infidels … The Koran must be supreme, we must establish Islam in this country.’”
The Real Terrorist Threat
As I have noted in previous columns, the Left’s boogeymen – the NRA, the Tea Party, the Republican Party, pro-lifers, etc. – all condemn violence. These organizations and groups all denounce violence perpetrated by people who are demonstrably insane. None of these organizations is extremist, nor are they violent. Indeed, they eschew violence.
There is no “right-wing terrorism.” The so-called “right-wing terrorists” identified by the Left were not part of conservative organizations and their violent behavior proves they did not believe in conservative principles and values. Moreover, these individual extremists and killers were isolated, not part of a group.
In contrast, jihadists are part of a global terrorist network which seeks to subjugate or annihilate all non-Muslims, starting with the “Great Satan” (United States) and “Little Satan” (Israel).
Jihadists – by definition – are willing to use terrorism to achieve their goals.
Jihadists – in word and in deed – have demonstrated their commitment to destroy the enemy (us) and to establish a worldwide caliphate.
Simply put, conservatives proscribe violence; jihadists prescribe it.
Finding a moral equivalence between conservatives (who do not engage in terrorism) and jihadists (who thrive on terrorism) is disingenuous, impedes our efforts to combat the real enemy, and gives political aid and comfort to those who would harm America – jihadists.
Related: “Terrorism Redefined” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-S
“Left Politicizes Las Vegas Shootings” at http://t.co/dPKxyOnxsH.
“Let’s Stop the Insanity Over Gun Violence” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-1o